Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter Sunday - Joyeuses Pâques

The weather had outwitted the easter rabbit yet again. During the night 40mm of rain had fallen and so the outdoor treasure hunt was abandoned on account of the guests not having appropriate footwear to wander around on the wet lawn. Captain S had mowed the lawn on Friday and repaired the mower yesterday. However, half of the Easter quiz could be attempted on the gravelled area of the garden. The lovely Liz won by one point. Then in the Scotland Yard board game she escaped the detectives some of whom ran out of tickets. For the first time since I attended school cookery lessons I felt brave enough to make hot-water-crust pastry.  It was easy! Captain S spit roasted a leg of lamb and served it with rosemary jus / sauce, honey glazed carrots, and cabbage dotted with red peppers. We had a new course of Yorkshire puds just before the cheese course because we had forgotten to include them in the main course. Woops!
Following those courses we served what must now be my traditional dessert  -Paschka. But much later, at a late tea time, the simnel cake weighed rather heavily even though the tiniest of slices were served with earl grey tea.

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